US edition of the world's oldest magazine

Contributing editor

Daniel McCarthy

Daniel McCarthy is the editor of Modern Age: A Conservative Review, the VP for ISI’s Collegiate Network and a Spectator contributing editor and columnist.

Economics

Death by debt

As long as demand holds up, the debt will only deepen

By Daniel McCarthy

Politics

Rush Limbaugh, conservative rebel

Limbaugh brought rock’s irreverence to conservative commentary

By Daniel McCarthy

Politics

The death of the Republican right has been greatly exaggerated

Predictions of GOP doom have a long history of being wrong

By Daniel McCarthy

Politics

Nevertheless, he persisted

If Trump wants the Republican nomination in 2024, who or what will stop him?

By Daniel McCarthy

Politics

America’s Yeltsin moment

Trump was the mildest of corrections to the failures of post-Cold War liberalism

By Daniel McCarthy

Politics

The fight for liberalism

American hegemony in the service of a liberal world order no longer protects our civilization

By Daniel McCarthy

Politics

How the GOP can win by losing Georgia

There are upsides to giving Joe Biden unbridled power

By Daniel McCarthy

Politics

The wars go on

Seventy-five years after the end of World War Two we still have forces in Britain, Japan, Germany and Italy

By Daniel McCarthy

Politics

Has Ben Sasse won it for Joe Biden?

American politics is full of irony as a result of the separation of powers

By Daniel McCarthy

Politics

Joe Biden’s endless wars

The only thing coming on if Biden wins is another round of hopeless foreign interventionism and nation-building

By Daniel McCarthy

Politics

Will Amy Coney Barrett save America — or wreck it?

The American political system is much more dynamic and self-reactive than either left-wing or right-wing activists assume

By Daniel McCarthy

Politics

How democracy dies

Mail-in voting undermines elections

By Daniel McCarthy

Politics

The amazingly persistent myth of a non-political Supreme Court

Democrats must learn to grow up and accept the terms of America’s constitution

By Daniel McCarthy

Politics

After Trump, the reckoning

The election of Biden and Harris will not solve any of the problems that led to Trump’s election in the first place

By Daniel McCarthy

Politics

Trump redefines the race

Trump is using Biden’s inertia and lack of a positive agenda to define the Democrat

By Daniel McCarthy

more writers

Stay informed

Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.

Web-only content Copyright © 2022 The Spectator // Magazine content Copyright © 2022 The Spectator